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* Post Basic Courses / School of Perioperative Nursing UNTH 2017/2018 Admission Form on Sale by Idowu Olabode: March 24, 2017, 04:17:08 PM
Application for admission into the school of perioperative nursing of the University of Nigeria UNTH Enugu  for 2017/2018 academic session is now open


1. Possess the West African Certificate/GCE/NECO or their equivalent with Credits in five (5) subjects at one or two sittings including English and Mathematics, and with all the Science subjects viz; Biology, Chemistry and Physics
2. Be a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
3. Have at least 1-2years post-qualification experience in the Clinical Area.
4. Show evidence of sponsorship/release throughout the period of training by an institution or voluntary agency


Amount: N8,000 (Payment is non-refundable)
Application Deadline: 21st July, 2017



-Go to APPLICATION on the menu and click APPLY to start application
-Click on MAKE PAYMENT to pay for and obtain PIN to be used for verification
-Fill the application form (take not of compulsory fields with asterisks *)
-Preview your application details
-Verify PIN and print all accompanying slips.
- If you filled the entire application to the last step when your receipt is not ready yet, kindly save and copy the application number (Note your application is not yet submitted). To continue your application, go to APPLICATION and click on REPRINT APPLICATION, then enter your application number and click PAYMENT VERIFICATION to print your slip.


-To reprint your slips, go to APPLICATION on the menu and click REPRINT APPLICATION
-Enter your Application number and click on PRINT FORMS

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* News / Professor Nicola Thomas a Registered Nurse Appointed as UK’s first Professor of kidney Care by Steve by katty: March 24, 2017, 03:38:31 PM
A London-based nursing academic is being promoted to become the UK’s first professor of kidney Care.

Professor Nicola Thomas, from London South Bank University, will take on the senior renal research and education role from 3 April.

Her clinical interest lies in the care and management of chronic kidney disease within primary care and she also holds an honorary nurse consultant post at Barts Health NHS Trust, where she is involved in running the East London Community Kidney Service.

Professor Thomas said: “I am delighted that London South Bank University has recognised my work and it is an honour and a privilege to contribute to the improvement of care of people who have kidney disease through my teaching and research.

“This promotion is also very important for the development of renal nursing practice in the UK,” she said.

Professor Warren Turner, dean of the university’s school of health and social care, said: “There are a number of medical doctors in the UK with the title of professor, but Nicola is the first nurse to be awarded a professorship specifically for kidney care.

“Nicola’s new role will help to put the spotlight on renal research carried out at London South Bank University,” he added.

Professor Thomas is also currently deputy vice president of the British Renal Society and editor of the Journal of Renal Care .

She has previously been president of the European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association.

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* MCPDP / MCPDP for Nurses 2017: Ondo State MCPDP Schedule for April, 2017. by Idowu Olabode: March 24, 2017, 02:41:58 PM
Ondo  State MCPDP  committee hereby wishes to notify Nurses and the general public that April 2017 edition of MCPDP will hold as follows :
Venue : Federal Medical Center ,Owo
Date :  17th - 21st , April  2017
Module : Medi- Surg Module 3
Please make payment as follows
Fees: #20,000
Account Name: Ondo State MCPDP
Account Number: 0038668697
Bank Name: Union Bank.
For more info: 07061683769. 0803 560 2861

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* News / Zimbabwe Nurse Arrested For Insulting President Robert Mugabe by Idowu Olabode: March 24, 2017, 12:44:38 PM
A nurse at Murambinda Mission Hospital has been arrested for allegedly denigrating President Robert Mugabe.

Fentone Mangezi (36) is accused of undermining the authority of the President as defined in Section 33(2)(b) of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9:23.The case was heard before Murambinda Magistrate Dennis Mangosi last week.

Several people have been arrested for allegedly insulting the veteran leader who is accused by many of gross violation of human rights and shrewd policies. Mangezi allegedly uttered abusive and insulting words about Mugabe in public.

The court heard that Mangezi was at Chani Turn Off, along the Chivhu-Nyazura some time last month when he deliberately made remarks aimed at insulting Mugabe. He approached Ngonidzashe Mutsipa and Tarisai Nyanzira who were eating some sugarcane under a tree. He then allegedly insulted Mugabe.

“You have heard that the old man, Bob, is messing himself, he will be dead by April 18,”he allegedly said.

State security agents later trailed Mangezi and arrested him at Murambinda Mission Hospital.

Human rights groups and political analysts described the harassment of Mangezi by state security agents as a well calculated manoeuvre meant to close democratic space ahead of the 2018 polls.

” This is yet another attempt by the regime to intimate and harass innocent civilians, “said Mathias Rugwaro, a Buhera based human rights activist.

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* News / Ekiti Harmonizes Nursing Officer/Assistant Cadres in line with NCE Pronouncement by Idowu Olabode: March 24, 2017, 12:36:12 PM
The National Council on Establishments at its 39th meeting held in Minna, Niger State in 2016 approved the harmonisation of the two cadres in the career structure of nursing practitioners in the Public Service.
These cadres are: Nursing Officer Cadre and Nursing Assistant Cadre.
The State Government has considered this decision and adopted same for implementation for Nursing practitioners in its employment. Consequently, the two cadres In the Nursing career structure in the State Public Service have been harmonised to be Nursing Officer Cadre with effect from 1st March, 2017.
It should however be noted that only Nurses with Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Universities, approved by the National Universities Commission shall be eligible to progress beyound Grade Level 14, the new, harmonised career structure is as follows:

. Nursing Officer III, GL 07
. Nursing Officer II GL 08
. Nursing Officer 1, GL 09
. Senior Nursing Officer, GL 10
. Principal Nursing Officer GL 12
. Chief Nursing Officer II, GL 13
. Chief Nursing Officer I, GL 14
. Nursing Officer II, GL 08 (Internship)
. Nursing Officer I, GL 09
. Senior Nursing Officer GL10
. Principal Nursing Officer, GL 12
. Chief Nursing Officer II, GL 13
. Assistant Director, GL 14
. Deputy Director, GL 15 
. Director, GL 16
In the same vein, officers in this cadre possessing the Registered Nurse/Registered Midwifery Certificate (NRN/NRM) shall be qualified for lateral conversion within the cadre contingent upon acquisition of B.Sc. Nursing obtained from approved universities.
Any doubts as regards the correct interpretation of this circular should be cleared he office of the Head of Service, please.
Banji Ojo
Permanent Secretary for: Head of Service
14th March 2017

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* Travel Nursing / Re: SCFHS: Good Standing Certificate from Saudi Nursing Council by NEHA MATHEW: March 24, 2017, 10:10:14 AM
hi,i would like the saudi council board to sent my good standing certificate to australia. So what steps should I follow and to which account must I pay 120 rial extra? I would appreciate if you help me.

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* News / Jigawa Gov Launches Universal Health Coverage, to Commence Recruitment Nurses by Idowu Olabode: March 23, 2017, 08:10:17 PM
Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa has launched the state’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) to boost healthcare delivery service to the people.

He said this while inaugurating a newly-built Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) at Jaudi village in Dutse Local Government Area of the state.

Badaru said that the provision of the health facility was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda of providing at least one functional PHC in each electoral ward in the country.

“I thank Almighty God for keeping us alive to witness this historic occasion, the launching of the Jigawa State Universal Health Coverage.

“Thus, it is in line with the presidential agenda of providing at least one functional PHC in each political ward in the country.

“I am made to understand that the UHC involves the provision of appropriate physical health infrastructure, relevant health human resource.

“Functional essential equipment and supplies as well as an array of complement essential services that will address the primary health care needs of rural population on a 24-hour basis,” Badaru said.

He assured that his administration, despite the contracting fiscal environment, would commit substantial resources to make sure that the people of the state live a productive life, good enough for vibrant economy.

“And our agricultural reform and investment heavily depend on a healthy population, strengthening of health system we believe translates into a huge return on investment in the near future,” he said.

The governor further revealed that in the last two years, his administration has embarked on a number of new projects, while many inherited ones were being completed.

According to him, 27 new PHCs were built by his administration in remote areas with a view to improving access to quality healthcare by rural dwellers.

“This year, we planned to construct 57 of this kind of facilities. In some locations, midwives staff quarters will be constructed as well.

“Renovation of windstorm and termite damages are currently going on in remote areas that were neglected for years,’’ he said.

Badaru said that the 450 recently recruited health workers would be deployed to the new health facilities.

“We have just concluded the recruitment of 450 healthcare workers to man these new health facilities in the spirit of achieving the universal coverage health.

“And soon recruitment of doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists and other healthcare workers in secondary and tertiary facilities will commence,’’ Badaru said.

He commended the Department for International Development (DFID) for supporting the state with drugs, equipment and motorcycles worth over N700 million in order to actualise the UHC agenda.

“DFID supported us with drugs, equipment and eight motorcycles to help us actualize the UHC agenda.

“WHO is also fully working with us day and night to ensure that we remain polio free, which is the case for over four years now,” the governor said.

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* News / Young Saudi nurses struggle with expectations versus reality of the job by Idowu Olabode: March 23, 2017, 07:57:38 PM
Young Saudi nurses have difficulties reconciling their expectations working in a hospital with the reality of long hours, intense work and social and family pressures.

Two Saudi nurses presented a study they conducted on intern nurses and the difficulties they face during their internship, which sometimes lead young women to leave the nursing profession.

Noof Janbi and Lama Alsini are Saudi nurses-to-be currently completing their internship at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSHRC) in Jeddah. Janbi is studying at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, and Alsini studies at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz University. Both are members of the Saudi Nursing Pioneers Committee.

Their study, “The Journey Between Ideal and Actual: Experiences of Intern Nurses ‘Becoming’ as They Transition into Clinical Interdisciplinary,” focuses on five nursing students from King Abdulaziz University and eight from King Saud University. Their subjects completed five months of nursing internship.

New nurses, the study concluded, still struggle with uncertainty and fear due to their perceived reality between ideal and actual in exploring the qualitative literature. New interns experience turbulent emotions before clinical placements and their perceptions of the “actual” clinical placements shows that they are “not belonging.”

Despite the changes that have emerged on the Saudi society, nursing as a profession still faces negative perceptions from Saudi society, which, sometimes leads some nursing interns to withdraw from the field. Twelve-hour shifts may not be easy to accept either by the nurse’s family. In some cases, Saudi nurses are deprived from marriage or get divorced.

“Some of the interns had difficulties in separating from their role as students to interns, which is a totally different role,” co-author Janbi told Arab News. “Also, difficulties in adjusting with the new hosptial envioronment and working hours (was a problem).”
One intern, who spoke on the condition that she would not be identified, told Arab News that “before the internship, unfortuately, my expectations were high. However, I was shocked at the beginning that I, as a student holding a baccalaureate degree, don’t participate in the developoment of a treatment plan or rehabilitation of the patient.”

Janbi and Alsini relied their experiences for part of the study, which addressed emotional rediscovering, identity adjusting, competence and boundaries.
The study’s findings showed that new nurses still suffer from identifying between the ideal and actual perceived reality, which can cause an emotional roller coaster and make them give up nursing.

Janbi and Alsini recommended in-depth orientation and explanations to new nurses and emotional support for the interns to avoid emotional instability.

The study’s authors also recommended educational programs on how to deal with nursing interns, starting gradually with the duties (new nurses can start working eight hours, then 10 hours and later can achieve the 12-hour shift) to reduce physical exhaustion and help cope better. The study also recommended that help should be provided to nurse managers to plan improved clinical and educational practices of a nurse intern by having a better understanding of the expectations verses the actual experience of the job.

“I am sure the international guests would agree with me, that these are presentations (done by Saudi health professionals) that should not be just kept in Saudi Arabia,” said Dr. Mustafa Bodrick, a fulltime consultant in nursing education and practice at the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. “I think that they should look into international conferences. These ladies should go and speak and fly the flag and show what Saudi nurses are actually doing in this part of the world to contribute to the global advancement of nursing.”

Bodrick invited the two authors to the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties to present their paper in order to be taken into consideration.
Bodrick asked for a copy of the paper. He said he believes that “there is a moral obligation to pass this research on to all the deans in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
He said the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties’ intention is to partner with Janbi and Alsini as to how to respond to their recommendations.

“In Islam, we talk about intentions and actions – we should not only talk about intentions, but actions have to follow,” Bodrick said.

The paper will be submitted to the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties to be published in its journal.

Nursing is a difficult field, said Dr. Rosemarie Lawrence an acting education coordinator and intern coordinator for King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Jeddah.

“When I first started in this country many, many years ago, there was a stigma attached to nursing, as if nursing had no place, no belonging, but things have changed,” she said.

Many people now realize that nursing is an amazing field of a career.

“Saudi nurses are growing and they started believing in themselves. They do not have to be great; they just need to believe in themselves, because once they do, that way growth comes. ”

From a Saudi nurses’ perspective, nurses in the Kingdom try their best to improve the image of nursing as a profession in the country.

“We support them through involving them to be part of the organizing committee of this international symposium, to put them in the right direction,” said Amna Hamzah Al-Shelali an education coordinator in the Nursing Development and Saudization Department at KFSHRC.

Al-Shelali told Arab News that King Faisal Specialist Hospital is planning to have an advanced nursing diploma in October 2017. “This comes within our responsibility to developed and support our Saudi nurses to be in a very specialized area like oncology – as cancer, according to statistics, is No. 1 disease in the Kingdom. So we are trying to develop them in this specialty.

“As you saw today, there were educators, coordinators, nurses and undergraduates from Jeddah and Riyadh interacting and exchanging experiences. We are trying to link and think as to how to improve and have a lead, not only in Saudi Arabia, but regionally and internationally. So proudly, I say that we are in the front,” Al-Shelali said.

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* Free Nursing Books / Re: NANDA Nursing Diagnosis 2015-2017 Free E-Book Download by Stephanie: March 23, 2017, 05:32:01 PM
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* Undergraduate / Babcock University Admission into Nursing for 2017/2018 Academic Session by katty: March 23, 2017, 04:57:42 PM

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admissions into Babcock University (BU),  Degree Courses for the 2017/2018 academic session.

Minimum qualification for the First Degree Programs: 5 credits at the GCE/SSCE/NECO Examinations or their equivalent (at not more than 2 sittings); one sitting only for Medicine & Surgery.  Candidates below 16 years of age are advised not to apply.


All candidates who APPLY DIRECTLY to Babcock University are REQUIRED to sit for the current JAMB examination (for 100 Level) or apply for JAMB Direct Entry admissions (for Direct Entry).  Candidates who apply for Transfer Admissions need to present JAMB Admission letter and transcript from previous University and Attestation Letters.

Department of Nursing Science

Degree Offered:  BNSc. (Hons.) Nursing Science
Requirements: 5 credits in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. For Direct Entry students, a candidate is required to: (1) be a Registered Nurse (RN) with the N&MCN. In addition, possession of at least one post-RN certificate e.g. Registered Midwife (RM), Registered Public Health Nurse (RPHN) and Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) would be an advantage. (2) Possess satisfactory result at the SSCE or its equivalent in five subjects at not more than two sittings, which must include English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. (3) Submit official transcript of all the nursing programs to be used for the admission. (4) Submit current license from the N&MCN at least 6-9 months expiry duration. (5) Produce letter of reference from three people which may include the current employer.


Jonathan Chinaka Nwosu Ph.D, FCIA, FNIM, FCPA

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